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Cornell Researcher Focuses on Cat Coronaviruses

Gary Whittaker, PhD., professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, is a leading researcher in...
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Controlling URIs

A trial at the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix evaluated the effect of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) of the air on the incidence of...
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Adopting an FIV Positive Cat

Q. Recently, I trapped a feral cat who had appeared at my front door. He tested positive for FIV, so releasing him was no...

Cornell Team Treats Bobcat’s Fracture

Dottie the bobcat was only 3 months old when she arrived at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA). Her keepers at the Claws...

Herbals for LUTD

Lower urinary tract disease (LUTD) is a common condition characterized by crystal/stone formation and/or inflammation and discomfort in the urinary bladder and/or urethra of...

Humans May Infect Pets with COVID-19

A study from the University of Geulph looked at the pets of owners who had been ill with or tested positive for COVID-19. Swabs...

New Drug for Cats Battling Weight Loss

A new FDA-approved medication called Elura (capromorelin oral solution) may make the battle to put weight on your older or ill cat a bit...

Feline Genetics

A new, improved map of the domestic cat genome (genetic material) developed by feline research teams at the University of Missouri and Texas A&M...

Does Your Cat Need Deworming?

Did you ever see your cat throw up something that looks like spaghetti? Or find what look like grains of rice in her litter...

Many cats need a regular deworming schedule

CatWatch writers Kate Basedow LVT and Deb Eldredge DVM earned eight Certificates of Excellence for their contributions to CatWatch at the annual Cat Writers...

Feline Mycobacterial Infections

Mycobacteria are a class of bacterial pathogens that can be difficult to treat, causing chronic conditions. In people, these bacteria cause illnesses like leprosy...

End-of-Life Guidelines

The death of a loved one, whether human or furry, is never easy. We all hold on to the hope that our cat will...